Ed Eyestone, a two-time Olympian, is currently the head men’s distance coach at Brigham Young University. Since his arrival in 2000, Eyestone has formed a BYU team that is regarded as one of the best distance programs in the nation. Under Eyestone, the Cougars have won 8 Mountain West Conference Cross Country Championships and have finished in the nation’s top 25 every year, including a 5th place finish in 2004. His distance teams have helped win the Mountain West Conference Indoor and Outdoor titles 9 times each. He has been awarded the MWC Coach of the year 6 times. Eyestone, who was a 10-time All-American as an athlete at BYU, has coached BYU athletes to 36 All-American awards.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Eyestone was the head distance analyst for NBC at the Beijing Olympics. He has also served as a commentator for ESPN and Fox Sport’s “Elite Racing” since 1994 and has been a monthly columnist for Runner’s World magazine since 1999.
Accomplishments as a Runner:
Earned a bachelor’s of science degree in psychology and a master’s in exercise science from BYU.
Eyestone is married to Lynn and they are the parents of six daughters.